Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kindness.. Pass It On (For Real)

I got this idea from one of my FAVROTE favorite bloggers. Shutupandrun. I am passing it on to you. I am going to print this list off and try to do one thing every day until Christmas. Anyone with me? Even if you do the same thing twice...it is still kindess.

ShutUpAndRun Wrote:

On that note, here are a few ideas of things we can all do to extend that small gesture of good will (from HERE). Don’t mind my parenthetic additions. That’s just how I roll:
  • Write a note of appreciation to your mailman (but only when he brings packages)
  • Compliment a stranger sincerely (don’t be surprised if they look very afraid of you and make gestures to protect their children).
  • Look for something around you that can be fixed up, picked up, or attended i.e., put shopping carts up, pick up some trash laying around, pick up something that has fallen over
  • Give a lottery ticket to a stranger (but only if you’ve checked it and it’s not a winner)
  • Send handmade cards or a letter to someone you care for (use creepy cut out letters, ransom-style, from magazines to make it interesting).
  • Write a note to management or someone themself who has treated you nice while doing their job (waiter, clerk, sales person...etc.)
  • Cut coupons out and leave them at the grocer register for others (especially for maxi pads. Those things are pricey!)
  • Put a comment on someone's webpage that you really like...... let them know you enjoy it (you can do this right here, right now)
  • Start a conversation up with a co-worker that you don't know (unless they have a hairy back, then skip it)
  • Put change in a row of vending machines
  • Visit a nursing home. Spend time visiting with someone who doesn't get visitors (don’t focus on the smell of urine)
  • Put something you no longer need on Craig's list free spot for your area
  • Leave a book you have already finished somewhere for someone else to read
  • At post office leave some extra stamps at the stamp machine
  • Open the phone book, pick a name, and send them something (movie tickets, thank you card, you are appreciated card, book, etc.) anonymously
  • Take flowers to a hospital ward and give them to someone who hasn't had any visitors
  • Take some cake, chocolates, flowers etc. to the neighbors, or a senior citizen nearby
  • Send someone a small gift anonymously
  • Make a cd of your favorite songs and give to a friend
  • Invite someone who is alone over for dinner.
  • Send a thank you to the employees at a hospital, or anywhere else that a cheerful thank might add a smile
  • Feed a parking meter that has expired
  • Write a thank-you note to a person from your past who has made a difference in your life (I really LOVE this one)
  • Drop a few coins in an area where children play, where they can easily find them (and secretly sit and watch them fight over it)
  • Copy a favorite recipe and give it to someone
  • Buy a copy of your favorite book and donate it to your local library or hospital
  • Send a card to a friend or relative you haven't seen for some time. Include a photo of yourself and/or your family
  • Make a point of introducing yourself to someone you see all of the time but never say hello to
  • If you know someone who is having a hard time financially, pop a $5, $10 or $20 note in an envelope, disguise your writing or type the envelope, and post it to them
  • Offer to baby sit
  • Donate clothes to goodwill
  • Say “hello” to every runner you pass (I made that one up)


  1. Loving your blog and LOVE this list. Thanks for posting it. Have an amazing day!

  2. Love this! I did a post about random acts of kindness as well. I wish it were something that happened more often!